The two big names in the race for the GOP nomination for the senate seat held by Joe Lieberman are Linda McMahon and Chris Shays , but there are officially five candidates running. This week on Face the State, we will meet Peter Lumaj, an attorney from Fairfield, who proudly calls himself a conservative Republican.
Lumaj emigrated from Albania as a young adult in search of the American dream. During our taping, Lumaj talked about how he thinks a conservative can be elected in an increasingly blue state. He labeled McMahon “unelectable,” and Shays “too liberal.” He also commented on Democrats Susan Bysiewicz, Chris Murphy and William Tong. The other two Republicans in the race are Brian K. Hill, and Kie Westby. Lee Whitnum, Sylvester Salcedo, and Matt Oakes round out the Democrats’ field.
You can watch the entire interview with Peter Lumaj, this Sunday morning at 11 on Face the State, only on Channel 3.
UPDATE: Here is the interview that aired on Face the State Sunday February 12 2012